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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • See Côte d'Ivoire.
  • A section of coastal western Africa along the Gulf of Guinea roughly corresponding to present-day Côte d'Ivoire. It was named for the large quantities of ivory traded there in precolonial times.

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  • proper n. A country in Western Africa. Official name: Republic of Côte d'Ivoire or Côte d'Ivoire.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a republic in western Africa on the Gulf of Guinea; one of the most prosperous and politically stable countries in Africa


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